by Leo Collins
Oregon XC fans saw some exemplary racing this Saturday with two big meets, which were both in the Salem area. In the morning at the historic South Salem Invitation Kevin Kavanaugh of Beaverton & Erin McLaughlin of Milwaukie claimed victories. McLaughlin broke the 19 minute barrier for the first time I her win & Kavanaugh, just a frosh, easily won with a time of 15:55.
At Western Oregon in the New Balance Festival of Champions Priscilla Timmons raced away almost
from the start & continued to forge a lead, as she won the main race with a time of 18:31. Cole Watson of
Rogue River ran conservatively at first but then surged away after the mile mark to score an impressive
time of 15:36.